Windows Tablet Nokia Lumia 2520 Review

The AZTB gadget review team is back! This time we have the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet up for review. With so many tablets out on the market, we know it’s hard to find the perfect one.  So read on and see if this tablet is the one.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a Windows tablet running on Windows RT. Here are some general specifications provided by Nokia’s:

  • Primary camera sensor size: 6.7 MP
  • Display size: 10.1”
  • Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800
  • Mass memory: 32 GB
  • Maximum standby time: 25days
  • LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps
  • Enhanced outdoor readability: Contrast rating 120

The AZTB review team sat down and talked about the pros and cons of this Windows tablet.

  • Thin and light
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Has NFC ( Near Field Communication)
  • Speed is decent
  • 4G LTE
  • Mirco HDMI
  • Expandable storage
  • Touch sensitive
  • Back of the tablet has a nice texture and good grip
  • Free Microsoft Office apps
  • Great camera ( not surprising considering Nokia uses Carl Zeiss lens )
  • Decent speaker


  • App ecosystem is really light, but it’s getting there since its only been a year and a half
  • 32 GB internal memory is considered low but not a big deal because of Microsoft OneCloud
  • Non-standard usb port
  • The charging connector and headset connector looks identical and it gets annoying when you plugged it to the wrong side
  • Runs Windows RT not Windows 8 (no desktop apps)
  • No multi-touch points, there is only 5 on the Nokia 2520 ( maybe because it’s a combination of the hardware) Surface Pro by comparison has 10 Touchpoints
  • No kickstand (Surface has one)

Would we recommend the Nokia Lumia 2520?
In general yes, for someone who has a need for LTE immediately. The caveat is normally this tablet would match up head to head with a Surface 2. However, if given a choice we would personally recommend the Surface 2 over the Nokia Lumia 2520 because of the built-in kickstand that will come in handy. Also, the USB port on the Surface 2 is standard unlike on the Nokia Lumia 2520. In conclusion, if you are out looking for a tablet that has LTE, Microsoft Office and a few other essentials, the Nokia Lumia might be the one for you. However, if LTE is not a big deal the Surface 2 might be a better choice.
*A keyboard for the Nokia Lumia 2520 was not available for this review, however a keyboard is available for purchase separately.
What do you think of the Nokia Lumia 2520? Share your experience with us below.
Tablet was provided by AT&T & Nokia for an independent review.
Pricing: The Nokia Lumia 2520 is available at AT&T for $399.99 with a 2-year contract, plus activation fees.
Check with your carrier for pricing and contracts for a preferred tablet. AZTB is not endorsing a particular brand or carrier. This was an independent review for our readers.